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President Barack Obama at a campaign fundraiser sponsored in Beverly Hills.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign fundraiser sponsored in Beverly Hills.

Magic Number of the Day: $17 million

That’s the advantage in fundraising for Mitt Romney and the Republican Party over President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party in May, according to figures announced by the campaigns last week. Romney, the Republican National Committee and a Romney Victory...

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Mitt Romney's National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick.

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Mitt Romney's National Finance Chairman Spencer Zwick.

Romney’s `Sixth Son’ Well-Paid

They call him Romney’s “sixth son.” Few advisers are as close to Mitt Romney as Spencer Zwick, the 32-year-old aide who’s spent most of his professional life working for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. For about a decade, Zwick has...

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Shopping carts at a Home Depot Inc. store in the Brooklyn.

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Shopping carts at a Home Depot Inc. store in the Brooklyn.

Romney, Gingrich Shop Home Depot

Mitt Romney already has Georgia. So said his recently minted supporter,  Newt Gingrich,  his erstwhile primary campaign challenger and former House speaker from Georgia, in introducing Romney last night at a fundraising event near Atlanta: The state has voted reliably...

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Mitt Romney in New Hampshire.

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Mitt Romney in New Hampshire.

Democratic Fundraising for Romney?

Mitt Romney’s campaign is moonlighting at the Democratic National Convention. You heard that right. As both of the major political parties prepare for some expensive presidential nominating conventions this summer, they’re seeking fundraising support wherever they can find it. For...

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Senator Barack Obama of Illinois during the Democratic National Convention in Denver in this 2008 file photo.

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Senator Barack Obama of Illinois during the Democratic National Convention in Denver in this 2008 file photo.

Convention Call: Can You Spare $5?

What’s good for the president is good for the party? President Barack Obama was able to raise a record $745 million for his election campaign in 2008 — and outraise Republican challenger Mitt Romney so far this time around by...

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Mitt Romney during a campaign event at the military contractor Production Products on June 7, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Mitt Romney during a campaign event at the military contractor Production Products on June 7, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mitt Romney Finds Out It’s Good to Be the King

Clinching a presidential nomination is good for a campaign’s pocketbook. Just ask Mitt Romney, who in his first full month as the presumptive Republican nominee pulled in almost $77 million along with the Republican National Committee. That was higher than...

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A monitor displays Ben S. Bernanke while a trader works near the two-year and five-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit.

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A monitor displays Ben S. Bernanke while a trader works near the two-year and five-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit.

Washington Daybook: Federal Reserve to the Rescue?

The focus in Washington turns today to the Federal Reserve and what tools the U.S. central bank may have left in its arsenal to boost the flagging economy. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke testifies before Joint Economic Committee on...

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California, on June 6, 2012.

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President Barack Obama during a campaign event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California, on June 6, 2012.

Obama Still Running on Change

President Barack Obama hopes he still can run as an agent of change. The catchwords of the election campaign which made the junior senator from Illinois the first African-American president in a nation that still was struggling over civil rights...

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First Lady Michelle Obama on June 5, 2012 at the Newseum in Washington.

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First Lady Michelle Obama on June 5, 2012 at the Newseum in Washington.

Michelle Obama Sees a ‘Journey’

“Are there any men here?” first lady Michelle Obama asked. A few amid the crowd at the “2012 Women for Obama” event called out. “All right, a few good men,” she said. “Stand proud.” So many women filled the fundraising...

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Singer Pink performs onstage at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles.

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Singer Pink performs onstage at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Cancel Dentist, Singing for President

In the Pink? Not as much as President Barack Obama counted on in rallying gay donors in L.A. While Obama still plans to raise some re-election campaign money at a gay-rights gala tomorrow night in Los Angeles, the event —...

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